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Strategic Procurement Specialist

Date:  May 4, 2021
Country:  United States
State / Province:  California
City:  Santa Clara
Job Type:  Regular
Job ID:  40797

Job Description

At Keysight, we help companies address their toughest challenges with precision and confidence. We offer the most precise electronic measurement tools in the industry, with advanced software to match. Our employees leverage their insight and passion to revolutionize electronic measurement and make a difference in the world.

Our Semiconductor Infrastructure Solution division is looking for an experience strategic procurement specialist. This position will work within an exceptional team of procurement, material engineering, supply chain professionals to support Keysight's world class technology operations and material supply chain, to enable material flows and supplies are available to our broad customer base.


Roles and Responsibilities


  • Perform in a variety of procurement and material management activities that include: Supplier Quotations, Supplier Selection, Cost Negotiations, Contract Negotiation, Material Purchasing, Sub-Contractor Management, Supplier Performance Evaluation, Safety Stock Management, Inventory Planning & Management, Business Continuity Planning, and Procurement Strategy Development.
  • Collaborate in the development of procurement strategies for an identified set of Commodities or Categories that support new product development or production.
  • Partner with global (US, Europe, and Asia) teams throughout Keysight and engage with global suppliers to manage material delivery schedules to meet project schedule or production requirements.
  • Provide excellent verbal and written communication with global suppliers via email, teleconferences, and face to face meetings.
  • E&O (Excess & Obsolete) inventory management and inventory optimization.
  • Managing designated commodities such as: Mechanical, Machined parts, Sheet Metal, Hardware or Cables.

Job Qualifications

Minimum Requirement & Qualifications
•    Bachelor or Master Degree in Supply Chain, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent.
•    5-7 years of experience in strategic procurement/supply chain management.
•    Experience in managing either 2 of these commodities: Mechanical, Machined parts, Sheet Metal, Hardware or Cables.
•    Experience and proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite of tools such as Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
•    Working knowledge of MRP/ERP methodology or systems (preferably Oracle)
•    Strong business sense with a clear understanding of supply chain and planning fundamentals.
•    Proven ability to interact with cross-functional teams and deliver results.


Additional Qualifications
•    Ability to excel in cross functional or cross geographical teams 
•    Strong interest in working on a team that values collaborating with suppliers, partners, and internationally based teams
•    Strong leadership ability and positive, proactive approach to working in a dynamic, progressive environment
•    Excellent analytic skills and strong ability to retain and relay large amounts of information
•    Demonstrated ability to be detail oriented
•    Demonstrated ability to multi-task and remain focused in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
•    Exemplary communication and listening skills
•    Demonstrate active listening skills with a positive and outgoing approach when engaging others
•    Self-motivated individual who values on-going training and development in a work environment


Job Function



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Candidates can be considered to work from the following locations:

Americas : United States : California : Santa Clara

Job ID : 40797 

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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